Cricket Readers Recommend

The Westing Game

by Ellen Raskin

This book is about sixteen individuals who are chosen to
live in an apartment building called Sunset Towers, which faces east. They come
together one day to hear the will of the millionaire, Samuel Westing. The
will takes the form of a puzzle, challenging the heirs to solve the mystery:
Who murdered Sam Westing? Some aren’t who they say they are, and some aren’t who
they seem to be. Who will solve the mystery?

Average: 4.7 (25 votes)
submitted by Alicia H., age 12
(April 21, 2013 - 12:58 pm)

This is such a cool book, especially after I read that the author didn't plan it all through before writing it. It therefore has a kind of spontanious quality that makes it really feel that you really don't know what's going to happen. A really fun read, though not a true mystery.

submitted by Everinne, age 13, R.M.S. Titanic
(April 22, 2013 - 7:37 pm)

My most favoritest book since age 8!!!!!!!!! Newberry Medal lovers, unite!

submitted by Kalyna, age 12, Universe
(October 2, 2013 - 4:09 pm)

This book is so mysterious yet so exciting. Surprised

submitted by Hannah B., age 11, Norcross, GA
(November 18, 2013 - 8:06 pm)

love it

submitted by Cerys B, age 9, England
(June 5, 2014 - 1:37 pm)

This book.... whew! It's my favorite mystery novel of all time. All my friends have read it and loved it, although some found it confusing. I did a book report on it once, and finished it in about ten minutes. Full of intrigue and suspense... five chirps from me!

submitted by Naomi C., age 11, Westminster, MD
(July 3, 2014 - 7:24 am)

What the Hutt????????????

I love this book and it's so old. Are you guys all from my school? I thought they had one of the last copies. I've been itching to steal the book because I love it. All of us are crazy insane really old book readers. HORRAY!

submitted by H.S. Crooney, age 10, Parts Unknown
(July 22, 2014 - 3:54 pm)

This book is awesome! The reading level is high, so for some, it might be confusing, but otherwise, it's an amazing book. 


The whole part in the end where there were all the people with the cardinal directions who were all the same guy... that was confusing.  

submitted by SopranoTwo, age 12, San Anselmo, CA
(April 13, 2017 - 8:20 pm)